A Dungeon Synth instant classic, no doubt. The atmosphere conveyed in this brilliant piece of art is breath taking. Murgrind managed almost single handedly to redefine what modern DS should sound like, and it is safe to say that this album is now a staple of hard work and originality that is so lacking in nowadays scene
Favorite track: Bonus: Inheritor of the Forest Throne - Seamless Mix (whole album).
This album is about the big war in Murgrind's fantasy world and continues the story of "Journey Through The Mountain". The peoples that follow the old gods unite and march against the sign of the new world in this epic, mystical, dramatic but yet beautiful adventure that you become part of while listening!
"Lurking amidst the dark forests of Deutschland, there dwells a mysterious character in Murgrind. He is the protagonist in an opera of his own making. Wielding a mighty blowing horn, this noble savage transmits the soundtrack of a mystical realm to the rest of us in our places of comfort and modernity. Why does he call out? Probably to call upon the inner barbarian that rages within each of us, reminding us of the world we left behind, or perhaps ushering us into a fantastical world yet to be."
"Inheritor of the Forest Throne is a serious, epic return to the dark ages as they might've once been, with a sense of vastness and grandeur, and yet still an earthly realism. If most dungeon synth is like video game music, Murgrind's album would be better compared to film soundtracks. It has a level of professionalism that is rarely heard in dungeon synth. It certainly still has that classic dungeon synth sound however, with the 90's digital keyboard style, sticking primarily to the more realistic tones such as brass, flutes, strings, choirs, timpani, etc. The melodies fall strictly into the traditional dungeon synth mood, staying somewhat static in its grandiose, "epic" tone, conveying a sense of endless combat. It is reminiscent Lord Wind and its major influence, the soundtrack of Conan the Barbarian."
"I guess that many people who adore and follow bands like Summoning, Numenor or Bal-Sagoth, which have more metal base, could find this sort of music very interesting. Truly speaking Murgrind is the best example in this moment how dark ambient music could or should sound."
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One of the best and most unique DS albums of this "newer" wave. This album is a instant classic, but this is what to be expected from a name such as Grimrik. The Berlin School influences were already strong on this debut album, and only further evolved on the sophomoric Die Mauern der Nacht. I for one credit this album among the progenitors of the subgenre known as Winter Synth! Gabriel Tamas